Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Monkees Release Complete Track List For New "Good Times" Album

The Monkees will release their first new album in twenty years on May 27 (vinyl on July 1) with the Adam Schlesinger produced Good Times.

Bits and pieces about the album have leaked out over the last couple of months but we now have a firm track list and information. All three surviving members of the group, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork and Michael Nesmith, have written music for the set and sing.  The late-Davy Jones also makes an appearance on the archive cut Love to Love.

Much of the album is newly recorded but, like Love to Love, there are other cuts that were previously unfinished in the archives. The opening cut, Good Times, was written by Harry Nilsson and originally recorded in January 1968 with Nilsson's own voice on guide vocals. The track has now been completed for the album with Dolenz joining Nilsson for a duet from over time.

There are also a number of newly recorded tracks with songs specifically written for this project by such current artists as Rivers Cuomo of Weezer (She Makes Me Laugh), Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie (Me & Magdalena), Andy Partridge of XTC (You Bring The Summer), as well as a song co-written by Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller (Birth Of An Accidental Hipster).

The track list with songwriting credits:

  • Good Times (Harry Nilsson)
  • You Bring The Summer (Andy Partridge)
  • She Makes Me Laugh (Rivers Cuomo)
  • Our Own World (Adam Schlesinger)
  • Gotta Give It Time (Jeff Barry/Joey Levine)
  • Me & Magdalena (Ben Gibbard)
  • Whatever's Right (Tommy Boyce/Bobby Hart)
  • Love To Love (Neil Diamond)
  • Little Girl (Peter Tork)
  • Birth Of An Accidental Hipster (Noel Gallagher/Paul Weller)
  • I Wasn't Born To Follow (Carole King/Gerry Goffin)
  • I Know What I Know (Michael Nesmith)
  • I Was There (And I'm Told I Had A Good Time) (Micky Dolenz/Adam Schlesinger)
Look for Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork on the road this summer for the group's 50th anniversary with a show highlighting their greatest hits and the new album. Michael Nesmith will not be participating in the tour.
  • 05/18 - Fort Myers, Florida - Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
  • 05/19 - Melbourne, Florida - King Center for the Performing Arts
  • 05/20 - Tampa, Florida - Ruth Eckerd Hall
  • 05/21 - Atlanta, Georgia - Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater
  • 05/24 - Charlotte, North Carolina - Blumenthal PAC - Belk Theater
  • 05/26 - Washington, DC - Warner Theatre
  • 05/27 - Boston, Massachusetts - The Wilbur Theatre
  • 05/28 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Keswick Theatre
  • 05/29 - Red Bank, New Jersey - Count Basie Theatre
  • 06/01 - New York, New York - The Town Hall
  • 06/03 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Casino Rama - Entertainment Centre
  • 06/04 - Windsor, Ontario, Canada - The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
  • 06/05 - Cleveland, Ohio - Hard Rock Live Northfield Park
  • 06/07 - Fort Wayne, Indiana - Foellinger Theatre
  • 06/08 - Grand Rapids, MI - Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
  • 06/10 - Louisville, Kentucky - Louisville Palace Theatre
  • 06/11 - Hammond, Indiana - The Venue At Horseshoe Casino
  • 06/12 - Indianapolis, Indiana - Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
  • 06/14 - Dayton, Ohio - Rose Music Center at The Heights
  • 06/16 - Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Garden
  • 06/28 - Dallas, Texas - AT&T PAC - Winspear Opera House
  • 06/30 - Tulsa, Oklahoma - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - The Joint
  • 07/01 - Mayetta, Kansas - Prairie Band Casino & Resort - Grand Lakes Ballroom
  • 07/14 - Ottawa, ON - Lebreton Flats Park (RBC Bluesfest)
  • 07/16 - Hampton Beach, New Hampshire - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
  • 07/22 - Hot Springs, Arkansas - Oaklawn Racing and Gaming - Finish Line Theater
  • 09/14 - Tucson, Arizona - Fox Tucson Theatre
  • 09/15 - Phoenix, Arizona - Mesa Arts Center - Ikeda Theater
  • 09/16 - Los Angeles, California - Pantages Theatre
  • 09/17 - Las Vegas, Nevada - Primm Valley Casino Resorts - Star of the Desert Arena
  • 09/20 - San Francisco, California - The Warfield
  • 09/21 - Modesto, California - Gallo Center For The Arts
  • 09/23 - Lincoln City, Oregon - Chinook Winds Casino Resort
  • 09/24 - Lincoln City, Oregon - Chinook Winds Casino Resort
  • 09/25 - Seattle, Washington - The Moore Theatre
  • 10/01 - Biloxi, Mississippi - Hard Rock Live Biloxi
  • 10/21 - Anaheim, CA - City National Grove of Anaheim
  • 10/22 - Paso Robles, California - Vina Robles Amphitheatre
  • 10/29 - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania - Shippensburg University - H. Ric Luhrs PAC


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